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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

Hi guys,

Too good to be true right? here's the scoop.

I found the info here http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=2336451

Apply for an American Airline Visa/Amex, and get 75,000 miles after putting 1500.00 on it within 6 months.

A round trip to VN is 70,000 miles. You can apply for both and get 150K miles. good for 2 round trip tickets.

Please read the link that shows you how to do it, and do your homework. From what i can tell, you will get a couple hits on your credit report, but i would gladly trade 5 credit points for two round trip tix to VN, that would cost around 1500 each. I have flown AA to SGN and they are fine. Relatively short layover times. They had the video on demand and the whole shabang.

Also if you are intrested, you can also apply for a Continental card that will give you 50000 miles, good enough for 2 domestic (not Hawaii) round trip tix. All you have to do is use the card once and the miles are yours. Perfect for a vacation. See this link: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/products/chase/continental.aspx?&offer=OPP50

If that wasn't enough, Here's a Delta card good for 50K miles, good for 2 domestic round trips.


This one is a little trickier. Please read the thread and again do your homework.

Personally, I applied for the two AA cards, and the Continental one and got approved for all three. Did not apply for the Delta one because it was too tricky and couldn't get it to work. I figured i saved about 3500.00+. you can cancel your cards once you get the miles. Again, please do your homework regarding credit, mileage expirations, annual fees (i think the first year's fees are waived for all of those cards), intrest rates, etc.

The tix aren't completely 100% free. you actually still have to pay for taxes/airport fees. I did a sample flight to LAX on Continental and the fees were $10 per person.

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Filed: Country: Vietnam

Actually that does work. The thing with FF miles is that you need to book at least 6 months in advance when going to Asia to get the dates you want that use the least amount of miles. I've found Continental and AA to be good. Delta FF program is kind of expensive and you need to book more than six months out with them to use the least amount of miles if you go to Asia.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

you actually have to call and book thru AA reservations for trips to VN. Doing so will probably incur a 20.00 service charge.

just our of curiosity, i put in Nashville, TN to NRT from March 1 to March 8. There were many fights avaiable for the lowest mile bracket. not everday was available at the lowest mile bracket, but there was at least 4 days a week that offered it. so you have to be a little flexible with you scheduling.

you have to book at leat 21 days in advance to avoid additional fees. but for my sample trip to NRT, the taxes and fees were 56.00. not too too bad.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

It looks good. I will apply for it.

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-130 Sent: 2010-04-02

I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-13

I-130 RFE: 2010-10-04

I-130 RFE Sent: 2010-10-08

I-130 Approved: 2010-10-25

NVC Received: 2010-10-29

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 2010-11-09

Pay I-864 Bill: 2010-11-10

Receive I-864 Package:

Return Completed I-864: 2010-11-18

Return Completed DS-3032: 2010-11-22

Receive IV Bill: 2010-12-02

Pay IV Bill: 2010-12-03

Receive Instruction Package: 2010-12-28

Case Completed at NVC: 2011-01-11

Visa Received : 2011-04-30

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